cancer recurrence

scar tissue from lumpectomy

newday1 Community Member September 17, 2007
  • I went for follow up with my surgeon. My radiation treatment was 3 months ago. He notice when examine my incision there was a lump by it. He wants me to have a mammogram in three months and then see him a week later. I asked him is this scar tissue. He said it might but you never can be too careful. Can they notice difference between scar tissue and cancer from a mammogram? I hoping it is just scar tissue. My surgery from my 2nd lumpectomy was only 6 months ago. I was stage 1 with negative lymph nodes.

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  • newday1
    Sep. 20, 2007
    I went to the surgeon's office today. I suggested I have a core biopsy for my lump. He said that would be fine, and he would schedule it for me. He also told me not to worry about it. I'm praying its only scar tissue.
  • koponen
    Sep. 18, 2007

    One of the hardest things that I have had to deal with is the "waiting to find out"...

    is it cancer/isn't it?  what stage is it?  what are my choices?  what kind of surgery?  what did the pathology report say?  ETC.  ETC. ETC.  Very frustrating, scary and stressful.  I agree with Marie....maybe you should...

    RHMLucky777

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    One of the hardest things that I have had to deal with is the "waiting to find out"...

    is it cancer/isn't it?  what stage is it?  what are my choices?  what kind of surgery?  what did the pathology report say?  ETC.  ETC. ETC.  Very frustrating, scary and stressful.  I agree with Marie....maybe you should ask the doctor to move up the appointment so you are not living under this cloud for the next three months.  Or at least ask him what is reasoning is for waiting that long to find out.  I have found that if I am a little more vocal about explaining my needs to the doctors/nurses, they are more than willing to work with me.  Good luck!

    Koponen

  • Maria Gifford
    Sep. 18, 2007

    Hello. Welcome to our community. 

     

    Your concern is certainly understandable and not at all uncommon. See this related SharePost by a fellow community member:

     

    Not Again!

    http://www.healthcentral.com/breast-cancer/c/44/7620/Not-Again/

     

    Scar tissue or not, it's up to you to stay in close contact with your doctor. If you're wanting better...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hello. Welcome to our community. 

     

    Your concern is certainly understandable and not at all uncommon. See this related SharePost by a fellow community member:

     

    Not Again!

    http://www.healthcentral.com/breast-cancer/c/44/7620/Not-Again/

     

    Scar tissue or not, it's up to you to stay in close contact with your doctor. If you're wanting better confirmation sooner, request an earlier mammogram. You are your best healthcare advocate - always.

     

    Keep us posted on your progress. Write again soon.

     

    Best,

    Maria